Firearms in the United States

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Table of contents

  • 1. Firearm ownership
    • Gun ownership in the U.S. 1972-2020

    • Gun ownership in the U.S. by gender 2020

    • Gun ownership in the U.S. by ethnicity 2020

    • Gun ownership in the U.S. by age 2020

    • Gun ownership in the U.S. by education level 2020

    • Gun ownership, by party affiliation U.S. 2020

    • Number of registered weapons, by state U.S. 2019

  • 2. Firearm production and sale
    • Number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. 1986-2018

    • Number of total firearms manufactured, by firearm category U.S. 2018

    • Economic impact of U.S. sporting arms and ammunition industry 2019

    • Number of exported firearms manufactured U.S. 1986-2018

    • Number of exported firearms manufactured, by firearm category U.S. 2018

    • Number of imported firearms U.S. 1986-2019

    • Number of imported firearms, by firearm category U.S. 2019

    • NICS background checks performed in the U.S. 1998-2020

    • NICS background checks done by U.S. firearms licensees, by state 2020

    • NICS background check rate per 100,000 residents 2020, by state

    • Reasons for firearm purchase denial following an NICS background check 2021

  • 3. Firearm related crime, deaths and injuries
    • Number of homicides by firearm in the U.S. 2006-2019

    • Homicides by firearm in the U.S. 2006-2019

    • Homicide by firearm rate in the U.S. 2006-2019

    • Murders involving firearms in the U.S. by state 2019

    • Murder victims by weapon used in the U.S 2019

    • Worst mass shootings in the U.S., as of March 2021

    • Mass shootings in the U.S.: legality of shooter's weapons, as of May 2021

    • Deaths by firearm-related injuries in the U.S. 1970-2018

    • Number of firearm deaths, by gender U.S. 2018

    • Number of firearm deaths, by ethnicity U.S. 2018

    • Firearms discovered by screeners at U.S. airports 2005-2019

  • 4. Public opinion on firearms
    • U.S. public opinion on the strictness of laws covering firearms sale 1990-2020

    • Support for stricter gun control laws U.S. 2021

    • Support for protecting or limiting gun ownership rights U.S. 2021

    • U.S. public opinion on a law that bans private handgun possession 1990-2020

    • Support for banning assault-style weapons in the U.S. 2021

    • Support for banning high-capacity ammunition magazines U.S. 2021

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